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Asian University for Women

Head of organisation
: Dr. Rubana Huq
Contact Persons
: Nazmul Alam
Contact Persons Email

About the organisation

Asian University for Women is the first of its kind: an independent, regional institution dedicated to excellence, women’s education and leadership development – global in outlook, but rooted in the contexts and aspirations of the people of Asia.

Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW exists to educate and empower a rising network of women leaders through the transformative power of an American-style liberal arts and sciences education. Open to women from all walks of life, AUW particularly encourages women who are the first in their family to get a university education.

SRHR publications/research

  1. Alam N, Wahed T, Alam A, Dema P, Oishi SN, Nahar Q. Condom use, symptoms of suggestive sexually transmitted infections, and health care seeking among female sex workers in Bangladesh. Int J STD AIDS. 2021 Jun 14:9564624211021312. doi: 10.1177/09564624211021312. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34125631.
  2. AT Magar, N Alam. Prevalence of dysmenorrhoeal pain and its impact on school performance: A cross-sectional study. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 2020; 12:24-27.
  3. Islam JY, Khatun F, Alam A, Sultana F, Bhuiyan A, Alam N, Reichenbach L, Marions L, Rahman M, Nahar Q. Knowledge of cervical cancer and HPV vaccine in Bangladeshi women: a population based, cross-sectional study. BMC Women’s Health 2018 Jan 11;18(1):15.
  4. Wahed T, Alam A, Sultana S, Rahman M, Alam N, Martens M, Somrongthong R. Barriers to sexual and reproductive healthcare services as experienced by female workers and service providers in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. PLOS ONE. 2017 July. 31;12(7):e0182249. PubMed PMID: 2875957
  5. T Wahed, A Alam, S Sultana, N Alam, S Zaman, R Somrongthong. Knowledge, Use and Associated Factors Relating to Modern Contraceptive Methods among Female Sex Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. of Health Res 31 (5), 383-393
  6. Wahed T, Alam A, Sultana S, Alam N, Somrongthonh R. Sexual and reproductive health behaviors of female sex workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. PLOS ONE, 2017; 12(4): e0174540.
  7. Alam N, Chowdhury ME, Kuanda S, Alam A, Sia D, Seppe M, Sawadogo J, Fournier P. Role of transportation to access maternal care services for women in rural Burkina Faso and Bangladesh: a mixed method study. Int J Gynaecol Obstet.2016 Nov;135 Suppl 1:S45-S50
  8. Alam N, Alam A, Fournier P. Medicine sellers for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections: effect of a quasi-experimental training intervention in Bangladesh. BioMed Res Int. 2015, 570340, 8 p
  9. Alam N, Mridha MK, Kristensen S, Vermund SH. Knowledge and skills for management of sexually transmitted infections among rural medical practitioners in Bangladesh. J Prev Med. 2015 Apr 1;5(4):151-158. PubMed PMID: 25954593
  10. N, Hajizadeh M, Dumont A, Fournier P. Inequalities in maternal health care utilization in sub-saharan African countries: a multiyear and multi-country analysis. PLOS ONE 2015 Apr 8;10(4):e0120922. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120922
  11. Alam N., Merry, L.A., Islam, M.M. and Cortijo, C.Z. (2015) International Health Professional Migration and Brain Waste: A Situation of Double-Jeopardy. Open J of Prev Med, 5, 128-131.
  12. Hajizadeh M, Alam N, Nandi A. Social inequalities in the utilization of maternal care in Bangladesh: Have they widened or narrowed in recent years? Int J Equity Health. 2014 Dec 10;13(1):120.
  13. Nahar Q, Sultana F, Alam A, Islam JY, Rahman M, Khatun F, Alam N .. Reichenbach L. Genital human papillomavirus infection among women in Bangladesh: findings from a population-based survey. PLOS ONE. 2014. 9(10): e107675.
  14. Alam N, Choudhury ME, Mridha M.K, Reichenbach LJ, Streatfield PK, Ahmed AU, Azim T. Factor associated with condom use negotiation among female sex workers in Bangladesh. Int J STD AIDS. 2013 Oct;24(10) 813–821.
  15. Ahmed AU, Reichenbach L, Alam N (Corresponding author). Symptoms of sexually transmitted infections and care-seeking behaviors of male clients of female sex workers in Bangladesh. Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Dec;39(12):979-84.
  16. Chowdhury ME, Alam N, Anwar I, Ahmed A, Streatfield PK, Mallick PS. Assessment of non-marital sexual behaviours of men in Bangladesh: a methodological experiment using modified confidential ballot-box method. Int J STD AIDS. 2012 Mar;23(3):e13-7
  17. Alam N, Streatfield PK, Shahidullah M, Mitra D, Vermund SH, Kristensen S. Effect of single session of counselling on partner referral for sexually transmitted infections management in Bangladesh. Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Feb;87(1):46-51
  18. Alam N, Kristensen S, Mridha MK, Khan SI, Momtaz D, Vermund SH, Streatfield K. Factors associated with partner referral among patients with sexually transmitted infections in Bangladesh. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Dec;71(11):1921-6.
  19. Alam N, Chamot E, Vermund SH, Streatfield PK, Kristensen S. Partner notification for sexually transmitted infections in developing countries: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2010 Jan 18;10:19.28.  Alam N, Rahman M, Gausia K, Yunus M, Islam N, Chaudhury P, Monira S, Funkhouser E, Vermund SH, Killewo J. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Risk Factors Among Truck Stand Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sex Transm Dis. 2007;34(2):99-103.
  20. Hawkes S, Morison L, Chakraborty J, Gausia K, Alam N, Islam S, Brown D, Mabey D. Reproductive Tract Infection: Prevalence and risk factors in rural Bangladesh. Bull World Health Org. 2002; 80:180-88.
  21. Alam, N., Q. Nahar, S. DasGupta, A. Alam, M. E. Chowdhury, L. Reichenbach. Sexually transmitted infections management by medicine sellers in Bangladesh: findings from a questionnaire survey and simulated client visits. Trop Med & Int. Health. 2011:16 (63-64).